Final Fantasy VII Remake Has Gone Gold, Red XIII Confirmed as Unplayable

Final Fantasy VII Remake will release on time

By Grayshadow, Posted 03 Mar 2020

Final Fantasy VII Remake was set to launch tomorrow originally before being delayed to April 10th. Those worried about the game getting another delay shouldn't worry as Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura confirmed there will be no more further delays.

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When speaking with 4Gamer, director Tetsuya Nomura was asked about the current progress on the game. Nomura responded and said that no further delays.

“We had some time to improve the quality of the final product, but we have already mastered it, so there is no further delay,” Nomura explained. So yes, this means that Final Fantasy VII has now officially gone gold, which is one of the final steps all games go through prior to release.

While this may be great news there's also some upsetting news. When speaking with VG247 co-director Naoki Hamaguchi confirmed that Red XIII won't be playable.

“We felt the point at which Red XIII joins the party in the story is very late on so we thought okay, if we’re gonna have him as a full character and try and get the player to enjoy his character development arc and growth as a character through that, it’s not really enough time to do that,” Final Fantasy 7 Remake co-director Naoki Hamaguchi told VG247 as part of a wider FF7 Remake interview.

“We thought that the best way to have him involved was as a guest character. Normally throughout the game you’ll be playing as a three-man party, but you will have him as a guest character that fights alongside you during the the last part of the story,” Hamaguchi elaborated. “He’ll be using all of his old really nostalgic moves, and you’ll see that. We felt that was the best way of showing him off as a character and who he is. That’s why we felt that was the best way to include him.”

This means that the core cast will include Cloud, Tifa, Barret, and Aerith. However, this doesn't mean that Red XIII won't be playable in Part 2 of the game.

Final Fantasy VII Remake launches this April 10th for PS4. A demo is now available for the PS4.

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General Information

Platform(s): PS4
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Developer(s): Square Enix
Genres: RPG
Themes: Action
Release Date: 2020-04-10

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